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Alicia Robbins


B.A. East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
M.A. International Studies, University of Washington
M.S. Forest Economics, University of Washington
Doctoral Student, Forest Resources, University of Washington


Non-market valuation of natural resources, incentives-based policy mechanisms for natural resource management, international natural resource challenges

Publications and Presentations

S. Breslow, Combs, J., E. Flores, A. Freeburg, S., L. Urgenson. Building Interdisciplinary and Cross Harrell, T. Hinckley, J. Ho, J. LeCompte-Mastenbrook, E. Nassau, A. Robbins, H. Rogers, P. Shamberger -Cultural Awareness in Environmental Education: An Experiment in Doctoral Education. IGERT 2007 Annual Meeting, May 13-15, 2007, Westin Arlington Gateway Arlington, VA.

T. Hinckley, S. Breslow, R. Chen, J. Combs, S. Harrell, A. Henck, A. Robbins, A. Scanlon, Y. Tang, J. Taylor, C. Trac, L. Urgenson, Q. Yang, Z. Zeng. The Future of Jiuzhaigou: Learning from the Past Mountain Forests in a Changing World: Advances in Research on Sustainable Management and the Role of Academic Education. April 2-4, 2008, BOKU —University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Freeburg, Adam, Sara Breslow, Julie Combs, Emma Flores, Steve Harrell, Tom Hinckley, Joanne Ho, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrooke, Eric Nassau, Alicia Robbins, Haldre Rogers, Patrick Shamberger and Lauren Urgenson, MCCE IGERT: An Experiment in International Interdisciplinary Graduate Education. AAAS, Pacific Division 88th Annual Meeting, Boise State University, Boise, ID June 17 - 21, 2007 New Humanities and Science Convergences. III: The Greening of the Disciplines (Awarded AAAS Pacific Division Rita Peterson Award in Science Education).

“Are Our Forests Sustainable?” co-authored article in National Forestry, Summer 2006

“Research Forests and Managerial Perceptions of Green Certification,” presented at Society of American Foresters National Convention, October 2006

“Environmental Performance Improvement in Residential Construction,” presented at International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, June 2006.

Professional Associations

Member, Board of Directors of Northwest Natural Resource Group
Member, Professional Association for China’s Environment
Member, Society of American Foresters

Interdisciplinary, Multinational and Environmental Highlights

NSF-IGERT fellowship and associated interdisciplinary course and fieldwork
Served as project coordinator for business-environment education project in China.


Studied and lived in China (PRC), France and Italy
Traveled in Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macao, Nepal, Uganda, Tanzania, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain.

Languages: Chinese and French.